Belfast Telegraph

Alert as wartime mine washes up on Northern Ireland beach

PSNI and HM Coastguard at the scene of what appears to be a world war mine that has
PSNI and HM Coastguard at the scene of what appears to be a world war mine that has
PSNI and HM Coastguard at the scene of what appears to be a world war mine that has been washed up on Ballycastle beach late on Friday afternoon.

BY STAFF REPORTER

PSNI and Coastguard personnel were called in to investigate after what appeared to be a naval mine washed up on a beach late yesterday afternoon.

Army Ammunition Technical Officers were also summoned to the scene at Ballycastle, Co Antrim.

The Carrickmore Road and part of Ballycastle Golf Club were closed to allow a controlled explosion.

Mines were laid close to the entrance to Lough Foyle during the Second World War in order to protect Allied shipping using Londonderry's port during the Battle of the Atlantic.

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